Ladies, menopause isn’t as dreadful as you think

The sad truth: Women are conditioned to think that going into menopause is "the end" for them. In school, we learned that menopause is when our menstrual cycle would cease. This also means that you won't be able to bear children anymore, hence, creates the stigma that it's the first sign of old age. As Medic8 would describe, women fear this stage in their lives because they're "often seen as old, unattractive and less of a woman after the menopause. Plus this [is] coupled with the fixed image people have of a crazy, hormonal harridan hardly helps matters." First of all, it's sexist to make a woman feel like she's lesser after she's experienced menopause. After all, the end of our ...Keep on reading: Ladies, menopause isn’t as dreadful as you think.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMay 29th, 2018

Ladies, menopause isn’t as dreadful as you think

The sad truth: Women are conditioned to think that going into menopause is "the end" for them. In school, we learned that menopause is when our menstrual cycle would cease. This also means that you won't be able to bear children anymore, hence, creates the stigma that it's the first sign of old age. As Medic8 would describe, women fear this stage in their lives because they're "often seen as old, unattractive and less of a woman after the menopause. Plus this [is] coupled with the fixed image people have of a crazy, hormonal harridan hardly helps matters." First of all, it's sexist to make a woman feel like she's lesser after she's experienced menopause. After all, the end of our ...Keep on reading: Ladies, menopause isn’t as dreadful as you think.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Female bowlers launch Philippine Asiad golden quest

The Philippine bowling team, a mix of youth and experience, starts its golden quest with the ladies vying in the trios event in the 18th Asian Games bowling competition......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News11 hr. 34 min. ago

LIST: Candidates for Miss World Philippines 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The search for Miss World Philippines 2018 has begun. On Wednesday, August 15, the Miss World Philippines (MWP) organization announced 37 of the 40 ladies who will vie for the title and 3 other crowns. The candidates for this year's batch are:  Barmae Chua Erica Larkins Kylah Sanchez Alyssa Muhlach Tamara Caballero Katarina Rodriguez ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

PEACETALK: The BOL may not be a perfect law for us but at least we can have something to start with

(Statement of Mohagher Iqbal, MILF Peace Implementing Panel Chair, during the Presentation on Republic Act No. 11054 or the “Organic Law on the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao” on 08 August 2018 at the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex, ARMM ORG Compound in Cotabato City) Asalaamu alaikum warakmatulahi taala wa barakatuh. Good morning, ladies and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Chinese player Peng Shuai banned 6 months for Wimbledon ‘coercion’

LONDON --- Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai has been banned for six months for breaching the sport's anti-corruption program by attempting to change her doubles partner through coercion after the sign-in deadline at last year's Wimbledon. The Tennis Integrity Unit announced the sanction Wednesday, with three months of her ban suspended. Peng was also handed a $10,000 fine, with $5,000 suspended. The TIU said Peng "used coercion and offered the possibility of financial reward in return for her main draw partner agreeing to withdraw from the ladies doubles event at Wimbledon 2017." Peng ended up not competing in the tournament after the offer was refused. The suspension w...Keep on reading: Chinese player Peng Shuai banned 6 months for Wimbledon ‘coercion’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Hiyas sa Kadayawan candidates presented

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 3 (PIA)- Eleven lovely maidens each representing the 11 indigenous Peoples' (IP) tribes of Davao City were presented to the media on August 3 at Star Hotel, this city. The ladies wil.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

Gracia ni Maria

There are crying ladies and an old man is weeping in silence – a loved one’s body lies lifeless in a white casket......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

A starry night in ‘Tropical Havana’

The Cebu chapter of La Chaine des Rotisseurs held a fellowship dinner at J Park Island Resort and Waterpark in Mactan. Theme was "Tropical Havana," which meant the men were in all-white outfits, and the ladies in colorful floral prints.   It was a starry night of cloudless clime, as Lord Byron would have said, perfect for the al fresco setting with iridescent lights and lively music.   Charmed by it all and expressing their appreciation were Michel Lhuillier, who heads La Chaine in the Philippines, and his lovely Amparito Llamas Lhuillier who presides over the Cebu chapter.   It was indeed a splendid setting and the gastronomy spread out, especially the s...Keep on reading: A starry night in ‘Tropical Havana’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

Meet the new ladies of the Charlie s Angels reboot

MANILA, Philippines – Charlie's Angels is getting a revamp once again with Twlight star Kristen Stewart leading the cast . Power Rangers actress Naomi Scott and British actress Ella Balinska complete the group, with Elizabeth Banks as director and taking on the role of Bosley. Banks will also produce the movie with her ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Del Rosario to Duterte: Listen to Filipinos, not China s envoy

MANILA, Philippines – Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario urged President Rodrigo Duterte to listen to Filipinos, not China's ambassador, as the Duterte administration "should cast aside their fear of displeasing China." "With the tribunal ruling, ladies and gentlemen, we need to respectfully call on the President to finally ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

Congressional ladies alerted on ostentation

Lawmakers and their spouses attending President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 23, were reminded by the Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) to refrain from wearing ostentatious attire. Congressional ladies alerted on ostentation Lawmakers and their spouses attending President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address on Monday, July… link: Congressional ladies alerted on ostentation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

PFF President Nonong Araneta reveals exciting times ahead for Philippine football

Mariano “Nonong” Araneta is pumped up for Philippine football, and it's easy to see why. The Philippine Football Federation president has divulged exciting details of the federation's plans to develop the national training center in the San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite. Plus the Azkals are also getting ready for a busy few months ahead. Araneta is keen on ramping up the federation's partnership with the Manila Jockey Club in SLLP, where the FIFA Artificial Turf Pitch is situated. Already a training ground for youth national teams and club sides, Araneta says that lighting towers will soon be installed that will permit nighttime play. “We are just waiting for AFC because the lights will be bidded out,” Explains Araneta. “Hopefully they will be installed by the end of the year.” The lights will feature an intensity of 900 lux, more than the accepted 800 lux minimum for televised matches. The lights will complement the hundreds of new seats that have already been put in place around the pitch. But that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what the PFF has planned for Carmona. “We have spoken to Manila Jockey Club about transferring our headquarters there,” says Araneta. “We are ready to start the bidding and construction.” The PFF is planning to purchase a 3000 sqm parcel of land within the San Lazaro Leisure Park and build a complex with dormitories, classrooms for coaching and referee courses, and a gym. “The funds are ready, initially we will be getting US$1.5 Million from FIFA,” says Araneta, who says the federation will be selling their current building in Pasig to help fund the move. But Araneta says that another option is available, to buy a different 2000 sqm plot of land beside the artificial pitch that is separate from the 3000 sqm parcel. There a grandstand could be constructed, transforming the pitch into a stadium. The headquarters could then be situated under the seating while the other site houses the dorms, classrooms, and gym. More fields are also in the pipeline in the training center. Araneta says that two artificial turf mini-pitches measuring 40 by 20 meters will be made right beside the main pitch. These will also be lighted and can accommodate recreational play and festival competitions. Incredibly, there will be yet another pitch in the training center, a natural grass regulation field within the Manila Jockey Club's racetrack. “That is for our national teams so that if they are set to play on grass, they can train there,” explains Araneta. The middle of the racetrack already has a grass area where football is played. Manila Jockey Club and PFF have yet to decide if the new grass pitch will be a brand new one or if the current surface will be improved. “We want our activities to be there,” declares Araneta. “We have already had coaching seminars there. Schools can also use our facilities. The pitch is there to be used not to be seen,” he adds with a chuckle. Araneta is a former national team player himself and is also optimistic about the near future with the Azkals. The squad is facing two big tournaments in the coming months: the AFF Suzuki Cup in November and December and their maiden appearance in the AFC Asian Cup in January 2019. Araneta says the Azkals will travel to Bahrain during the September FIFA window to play a Bahraini club side, likely on Sept 7, before tangling with the Bahrain national team on September 11. There will also be a FIFA window in October, and Araneta says the Filipinos can enjoy at least one friendly at home. Araneta hopes that Rizal Memorial will still be available before it gets spruced up in preparation for the country's hosting of the 2019 SEA Games. “Our fans will get to watch our new team,” said the president with evident pride. Crunch time begins in November, with the Azkals in a five-team round-robin group with a new home-and-away format. The Philippines will host Singapore in Bacolod's Panaad Stadium on November 13 before playing either Brunei or Timor Leste away four days later. The two ASEAN minnows will square off in a two-legged qualifying series in September to to determine who makes the group stage. On November 21 the Azkals entertain Thailand in Panaad in what promises to be a mouthwatering contest, before closing their group stage against Indonesia, probably in Jakarta, on November 25. The semis will run from December 1 to 6, with the two-legged finals being held on the 11th and 15th. After a quick Christmas break the team jets off to the Middle East on December 26, where final preparations for the Asian Cup will commence in earnest. There are plans to play in Qatar against either a club team or their national side, and then perhaps a game in Kuwait before the team goes to the United Arab Emirates. The group schedule is as follows: January 7 against Korea Republic in Dubai, January 11 versus China in Abu Dhabi, then January 16 against Kyrgyzstan in Dubai. The top two will advance to the knockout round, but the Philippines can also sneak through as one of the better third-placers. But the senior national team isn't the only competition Pinoy football fans can focus on this year. The boys U15 national team were in action while the U16 girls play in an AFC competition. The U19 men also played in the AFF U19 Championship, where they beat Singapore 2-1. The senior ladies team also notched a win against the Lion City in their AFF tournament. Araneta says the very successful PFF Women's League from last year will be run again, and that the PFF also plans a youth league. Both will be partly funded by FIFA. Of course the Philippines Football League will continue, with a League and Cup phase. The realization of these plans will be one of the achievements of Araneta's presidency. Another will be his membership in the 33-person FIFA Council, which acts as a board of directors of the organization. Araneta was recently in Russia to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup along with other council members. Araneta is one of six Asians in the FIFA Council, alongside members from China, Malaysia, Korea Republic, Bahrain, and Bangladesh. He is the first Filipino to serve in this level of leadership in FIFA. The Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo native freely explains the benefit the country can enjoy from this connection. According to Araneta “we have firsthand information on funding, and the Philippines is part of the body that will decide on what's best for football.” He says that in the next cycle of FIFA funding he might be able to acquire an additional US$ 2 million for the development of the training center. The PFF President also enjoys the inside track when it comes to acquiring development funds from the Asian Football Confederation, since he also serves as the Chairman of the AFC Finance Committee. “All budgets pass through us. We know the funding, the revenues. We know when to ask for projects. Like the lights in Carmona, that was approved by the AFC development committee,” continues Araneta. But being part of the FIFA Council is not all glitz and glamor, confesses Araneta. He mentioned a recent Council meeting in Bogota, Colombia, that necessitated an arduous 33-hour trip through Europe for a stay that lasted just two days. Sometimes deliberations in FIFA meetings can stretch for as long as six hours. Immediately after the Bogota confab he jetted off to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for another meeting. “It's no joke,” says Araneta, who is 64 years old. But the former striker and defender has no complaints and reveals his motivation to keep on going at the job. “I went to the Youth Football League. I visited the Allianz National Youth Futsal Invitational. You see the kids playing there, you see kids play everywhere. The enthusiasm of the players is what keeps me going.” - RELEASE.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

The next senior World Cup is in France, not Qatar

By Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The "next" World Cup got plenty of hype in Russia. A massive cube was alight with video images of "Qatar 2022" in Gorky Park, while the ground floor of the high-end shopping mall at Red Square was devoted to displays touting the event. But apart from a social media campaign, there was little attention on the (actual) next senior World Cup: the women's tournament next year in France. That was surprising. In the past several years since scandal enveloped soccer's governing body, FIFA has made a point of proclaiming that it aims to raise both the role of women in the organization and the profile of the women's game. President Gianni Infantino appointed Fatma Samoura as the first female secretary general of soccer's international governing body in 2016, while also announcing the creation of a women's soccer division. The men's World Cup in Russia could have provided an opportunity to address equity in the sport while also pointing to the women's tournament next year. But France 2019 wasn't promoted much at all: No signs, events or displays in tourist areas. Samoura made some appearances, but was not visible during the awards ceremony following France's victory over Croatia on Sunday. Venezuelan forward Deyna Castellanos was deemed the women's soccer ambassador in Russia and she starred in a social media campaign anchored by the hashtag #DareToShine. But while the 19-year-old is considered a rising star in the women's game, Venezuela failed to qualify for France so the selection seemed odd. Infantino acknowledged more could be done for the women's game at his wrap-up news conference in Moscow. There's no doubt that the men's World Cup every four years is FIFA's financial juggernaut. But the women are the governing body's second-biggest commercial asset. "We have to invest in women's football. We are thinking of a new women's world league, because 50 percent of the world population, the ladies, need to be treated in the right way as well in a sport which is said to be macho like football," Infantino said. "We have to invest in women's football, we have programs and we have ideas." The call for greater equity in soccer is not new. In the run-up to the last Women's World Cup in 2015, a group of international players, led by U.S. star Abby Wambach, protested because the tournament would be played on artificial turf, which is considered by many to be inferior to real grass. The men's tournament had always been played on grass. Once the point was made about the turf, the tournament in Canada turned out to be a rousing success, attracting the biggest crowds of any FIFA tournament outside of a men's World Cup. It also broke TV rating records in North America, with the final drawing more viewers than any other prior men's or women's match in the United States. Following their victory over Japan for the trophy, the U.S. women went on to bargain for, and receive, a better contract with U.S. Soccer that brought them closer to the compensation level of their male counterparts. The Americans were not alone, national teams from other countries won more equitable contracts with their federations, including Australia and Ireland. France could provide FIFA an opportunity to showcase concrete change at the highest level, and the possible messaging couldn't get more perfect: France won a World Cup, and now will host it. Two issues stand out. It remains to be seen how much prize money will be increased in 2019. The U.S. women took home $2 million in 2015. In contrast, France's men earned $38 million for their victory on Sunday. And there's no word yet whether video replay will be used just as it was for the men for the first time in Russia. U.S. women's coach Jill Ellis was in Moscow the final week of the tournament for a media session put on by FOX, which has the domestic TV rights for 2019 France. She'd like to see an increase in prize money and the use of replay. "I don't know what the ramifications were in other countries, but you look at our own team, in our own country and the viewership and the attendance — there's no difference (with the men)," Ellis said. "So I think that FIFA 100 percent should look at our game as a game, not as a women's game or a men's game." ___ AP Sports Writer Ron Blum in Moscow contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Greetings from Litchfield Max

Netflix has just unlocked first look images and the official trailer for Season 6 of Orange is the New Black. The ladies of Litchfield are back with iron wills and nothing to lose. In maximum security, friendships will be tested and new allegiances will be formed. Will they turn on each other or keep their […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Dazzling new season for GLOW

Alison Brie (top) and Betty Gilpin Triumphantly returning for a second season, the Netflix comedy-drama series 'GLOW,' or the 'Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling,' continues to tell t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

WATCH: ‘Orange is the New Black’ women enter maximum security in season 6 trailer

MANILA, Philippines – The ladies of Litchfield are back for season 6 of Orange is the New Black and if the trailer is anything to go by, it’s going to be a tough ride for all of them. Based on the trailer Litchfield maximum security gets new inmates: Red, Gloria, Nicky, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Agui ladies stamp class at WGAP Valley

Camp Aguinaldo Golf Club turned in a superb outing in all fronts and dominated the third leg of the 2018 WGAP Circuit, posting a victory and two runner-up finishes to close in on leader Villamor at the Valley Golf Club’s South course in Antipolo recently......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Bomb scare prompts Pangasinan school execs to cancel classes

DAGUPAN CITY --- A bomb scareon Thursday(June 28) threw into panic students at the Urdaneta City National High School in Urdaneta City, prompting school officials to cancel classes. But the "bomb" turned out to be a box filled with paper when it was retrieved by responding policemen from a ladies' room in one of the school buildings, said Supt. Rollyfer Capoquian, Urdaneta police chief. The box was wrapped with a packaging tape and had a remote control device on it when found by a student during a lunch break about12:30 p.m. "Someone may have tried to scare the students," said Capoquian by telephone. The school is Urdaneta's most populated public school....Keep on reading: Bomb scare prompts Pangasinan school execs to cancel classes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

PBA: Elasto Painters clinch no. 1 with overtime win over Meralco

No. 1 goes to Rain or Shine. The Elasto Painters won yet another close game, this time beating Meralco in overtime, 106-99, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Sunday at the Big Dome. ROS improved to 9-1, best in the league. Rain or Shine is also 4-0 in overtime games this conference. More importanly, the Elasto Painters have secured first place and will take a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals. "I think it's the fourth overtime we played this conference, we won all four. I'm happy about it," head coach Caloy Garcia said. "But it's still a long way for this team. Marami pa ring turnovers, but we can still get better, even though we're winning. It's good to be No. 1 right now, we secured at least the No. 1 spot but we don't know who we're playing. it's the first time we have the 2x to beat, hopefully tuloy-tuloy ito," he added. After a dreadful final minutes of regulation in which both teams failed to break a 96-all tie, Rain or Shine got some cushion in extra time as Reggie Johnson nailed a three from the top of the key for the first basket of OT. The Elasto Painters' defense then stood its ground. limiting Meralco to only three points in five minutes to secure the win and the top overall seed. Johnson was the high man for ROS, scoring 21 points on top of 18 rebounds while Maverick Ahanmisi added 20. Chris Tiu finished with 13 and Ed Daquioag added another 11, including the final dagger three in overtime for the Elasto Painters. ROS was on fire to start, taking a 21-9 lead in the opening period. The Elasto Painters almost immediately lost that as Meralco settled down but ROS regained control in the second half where they led by as many as 18, 73-55. Meralco would charge back though, as the league's no. 1 defensive team turned the game into a struggle, eventually catching up in the fourth only to fall short in OT. Chris Newsome led the Bolts with 21 points while import Arinze Onuaku scored 20. Baser Amer dropped 19 for Meralco who will enter the playoffs with back-to-back defeats. At 7-4, the Bolts' final ranking is yet to be determined though they will figure in a best-of-3 series in the quarterfinals.   The Scores: RAIN OR SHINE 106 – Johnson 21, Ahanmisi 20, Tiu 13, Daquioag 11, Almazan 9, Norwood 9, Yap 7, Nambatac 5, Belga 5, Ponferada 4, Casino 2, Torres 0, Washington 0. MERALCO 99 – Newsome 21, Onuaku 20, Amer 19, De Ocampo 10, Canaleta 9, Hodge 7, Caram 4, Dillinger 3, Lanete 3, Tolomia 3, Hugnatan 0. Quarters: 28-27; 64-51; 84-81; 96-96 (Reg); 106-99 (OT).   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

To all ladies out there, it’s now time to put out your wallet and buy these amaz…

To all ladies out there, it’s now time to put out your wallet and buy these amazing footwear! All these at SM CITY MANILA! See you! #EverythingsHereAtSM #ILoveSMManila #EatPlayShopInTheCity @ SM City Manila Source link: To all ladies out there, it’s now time to put out your wallet and buy these amaz….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018